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Rasgos de personalidad y depresión en adolescentes.

ABSTRACT RESUMEN: Este trabajo se propuso explorar las relaciones entre la concepción de Eysenck de los rasgos de la personalidad y los niveles de depresión en una población adolescente. Para ello se aplicó la adaptación española del Cuestionario de Personalidad para jóvenes de Eysenck (EPQ-J) y el Cuestionario de Depresión para niños de Lang y Tisher (CDS) a una muestra de 643 adolescentes de ambos sexos, con edades entre 11 y 17 años, alumnos de escuelas públicas y privadas de la ciudad de Mar del Plata, Argentina. Los resultados de los análisis estadísticos permitieron confirmar la existencia de asociaciones significativas entre los rasgos de personalidad y los niveles de depresión, con la característica particular de que la asociación con la extroversión fue negativa. Abstract This work proposed to explore the relationships between Eysenck's conception about the personality traits and the levels of depression in an adolescents sample. For this were used the spanish adaptation of the Eysenck Personality Questionnaire -Junior-(EPQ-J) and the Children's Depression Scale by Lang and Tisher (CDS) to a sample of 643 adolescents of both gender, with ages between 11 and 17, students from public and private schools from Mar del Plata, Argentina. Results of statistical analysis allowed to prove significant association between personality traits and depression levels, with the special characteristic that association with extroversion was negative.

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